Job Description

Hiring 2 – 3 Major Gifts Officers

St. Catharines, Ontario

(hybrid remote work opportunity)


Brock University’s Development and Alumni Relations Department is expanding and hiring 2 – 3 Major Gifts Officers


Why join the team at Brock?

Brock University is seeking enthusiastic Major Gifts Officers to join their team. With a focus on building and maintaining relationships, you will work with donors who give in different ways, such as individuals, foundations and corporate partners. In this position you’ll be encouraged and empowered to be your best self. You'll work with a dynamic team, as well as various staff and faculty who are eager to share their knowledge with you. By bringing your philanthropic passion and expertise to Brock, they will help you achieve your personal and professional goals through meaningful and diverse work. You will be part of a team championing fundraising goals to help move Brock’s Strategic Plan forward. For more information about Brock University:


Reporting to the Director, Development and Stewardship, the Major Gifts Officer is responsible for managing all aspects of the donor development cycle and stewardship of donors and prospects. Supported by a team of professionals, the incumbent will successfully meet and exceed their annual and multi-year fundraising goals, while serving as a key member of the integrated University Advancement and External Relations team and working to deliver exceptional results for the University.


Qualifications:  What you need to succeed

  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline;
  • 3-5 years of major gift, fundraising, or relevant experience (preferably in an educational institution) with a successful track record soliciting and raising major gifts ($25,000+)
  • Comprehensive understanding of fundraising principles and strategies including ability to assess and match prospects to best suited philanthropic opportunities;
  • Interest in, and willingness to learn about, university-level education and the philanthropic environment in Ontario, Canada, and internationally;
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills as well as face-to-face relationship building skills;
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge NXT database or a similar fundraising database;
  • The ability to work effectively in an environment with sensitive and confidential information and situations;
  • Strong research, judgement, creative, analytical, and problem-solving skills;
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license with access to a reliable vehicle;
  • CFRE (an asset).


What Brock University offers:

  • Engaging Culture: Farmer's market, varsity sporting events, Homecoming weekend, festivals, reunions and volunteer opportunities (these will resume when it is safe to do so!)
  • Protecting your Income: Support during approved medical leave, including short-term sick benefits and long-term disability
  • Building your retirement income: Hybrid DC & DB pension plan
  • Vacation time: 15 vacation days per calendar year in addition to University observed holidays.
  • Your health is important to: Extended health and dental coverage with no waiting period, employee family and assistance program, and travel insurance.
  • Lifelong learning: Educational assistance and tuition waiver for eligible employees and their dependents, as well as reimbursement for fees associated with professional designations (e.g. CFRE)


This search is being conducted on behalf of Brock University by crawfordconnect, a search firm specializing in recruiting leaders and fundraisers for Canada’s non-profit sector. If someone you know may be interested in this position, please feel free to forward this document – we would be pleased to connect with them.   


To apply:

To apply and submit your application by July 23, 2021, please visit:

For additional information, please reach out to Gina Eisler at 647.529.5106. We request all applications be submitted online only. For technical issues, please contact

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume and cover letter in two separate documents/attachments online only, in confidence. We thank all applicants for applying, however, only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of Employment Equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples including those who identify as members of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples, members of visible minorities and racialized groups, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the Employee Accommodation Policy

Job Posting Details

Job Type


Market Segment

Non-profit Organization

Company Type

Recruiting Firm

Education Required

University degree

Minimum Experience Required

3 to 4 Years